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- (continued from previous page)"Birds of a feather flock together".Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- Every herb on the land is used for some cure. The mullein plant is a cure for consumption. The roots of flaggar when boiled with water make dye and ink. The root of the blackberry vine when boiled and pounded is a cure for diarreoa. Barberry a shrub with toothed leaves and yellow flowers. The inner bark of the stem of this plant when boiled in beer cures jaundice. The idea being that as both are yellow “Like cures Like”. The flowers boiled with alum give a beautiful yellow dye for woollens and linens. The bark may be used for tanning leather. Celandine. The juice of this plant cures corns and warts. Flowers of the heather make purple dye. The poppy and fox glove. Pillows filled with the dry flowers of these plants help to bring on sleep. Loosestrife is a drug and stains the hands, feet, and nails in orange colour. Yarrow is a cure for colds or the commencement of fever. Black-currants for hoarseness sore throats and coughs. Dandelion a tonic for kidney and liver disorder. Nettle a tonic for the blood.(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- Winnie Gunning